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Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA) | Southern Star Brewing Company

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Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA)Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA)
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Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA)Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA)

Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by lnashsig on 08-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of pwsoldier
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can into stemless tulip pint. No visible canning date, but I believe I bought it and stashed it in the fridge 2-3 months ago.

Look- Hazy orange-amber with four fingers of dense head that sticks around for absolutely forever. The look of it leads me to believe that the haze is almost certainly due to intense dry hopping. Ten minutes after the pour and a few sips later and there's still a finger and a half.

Smell- Bold, bright lemon-lime-grapefruit zest, passionfruit, fir, honey, pear, dry toast, resin, musk. Sweeter than expected, but not overly so and it works well.

Taste- half a hair shy of what I would consider a real hop bomb, malt is there but the bitterness and juicy hop flavor is solidly in the slap to the palatte range. Drier than expected, grapefruit, apricot, resin, vaguely nutty. Lingering tealike bitterness. No hint of the ABV.

Mouthfeel- Mild carbonation, medium body, almost silky. Something of a cottony feel. Very drinkable, a full pint...or two... would have been great.

Overall- Not much to fault it for, and well put together- I wish there was a bit more depth of flavor, but that's a minor gripe. Absolutely worth grabbing, lets hope they make this one a regular.

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Photo of Beeradelphia
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of davey101
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a pint glass. Thanks for this one gtermi!

A - Pours a dark and hazy amber color with floating bits of hops and yeast. Two finger creamy white head with soapy and sticky lacing and retention. I'm a sucker for unfiltered IPA's!

S - Caramel malts, piney hops, bitter grapefruit, and some dank resin.

T - Nice blend of caramel malts and dank hops. Light grapefruit and pine. Bitterness is low but pleasant. A bit malt forward but rather tasty. Mouth feel is creamy and slick. I'm actually a bit surprised by the 10% abv, its not even noticeable.

O - Seeing as the first review is from mid-August I'd say this one has a bit of age on it. Even in its current state its drinking really well. Plenty of caramel malt and grapefruit/dank hops. Alcohol extremely in check. Really nice.

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Photo of hammondc
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark copper. Nice sticky head that lasted almost the whole drink. Very thick resiny lacing that may need scrubbing to come clean. Poured in a 15oz snifter.

S - Dank and citrus. Smells like I just squeezed some sticky kush between my fingers and then punched a bowl of grapefruit. Dear lord this stuff smells good. A little citrus lingers. No alcohol smell at all

T - Resiny, piny and a bit sweet. VERY heavy grapefruit. Like you just bit off a chuck of pink grapefruit.

M - Despite it being right around 10%abv, there is virtually no booziness to it, however It comes across quite dry. Pretty intense bitterness in the throat and on the back of the tongue.

O - LOVE it. Maybe the best Double IPA brewed in Texas for distribution? I have not had one better if there is one. Fantastic brew. I'd like to see them up the sweetness a touch to offset some of the intense bitter. I am stocking up some to age for a bit to see if it calms it down. A++ value for $7 a 4pack.

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Photo of jhm
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of kbenson
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has some big double IPA notes, with a lot of resinous pine and orange citrus notes. I also get a hint of biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. The caramel malt keeps the bitterness from being too high, but what really comes through are some dank, resinous pine and orange citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of BeerRunner
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Davidmor
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dumptruck81
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of rssoldier
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of drh1382
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of genitempo
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Polished well into a pint glass from a can (I let the can warm up for about 20 minutes prior to pouring). The color was surprising, an almost scorched IPA with a deeper and darker SRM than one would expect. Nice, frothy head that maintains a deep-root during the sipping. Minimal lace.

S - The nose was basically high-handed by a floral aroma. Although some may deem it overbearing, I felt it was the brews strength. Subtle fruits at the tail.

T - Booming. Well-balanced bitter that conceals the high ABV.

M - A tad bit thin for my palate. Low on carbonation. Its attenuation allows the flavor to really hit every aspect of your mouth.

O - Solid.

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Photo of fooziex
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of OriginalHopHead
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Trying this beer for the first time at Hopfields, Austin -which is one of my favorite places to have beer. Looking at my snifter I'm loving the color; it's a nice, dark-amber color. It has a smooth smell. But let me tell you about the taste! Oh, the taste! You are going to love this Imperial if you are into bolder, richer flavors. This is one of the best I had in a while.

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Photo of OGkushington
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of AgentZero
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to MasterSki for this one.

A - Nice looking beer. Copper color with two fingers of white head with great retention. Slightly cloudy, some good stick on the sides of the glass.

S - Pine, grapefruit, whole lot of hops. Not particularly sweet.

T - Holy bitter Hell! I took a little sip straight out of the can, and I thought it reminded me of Pliny. After getting it into the glass and having some more generous sips I realize this is not the case. Exceptionally bitter, one of the more bitter beers I can remember having in quite some time. Lots of resin and oil, touch of pine, and some grapefruit that isn't sweet. It's nice tasting but might be a bit rough for some.

M - Medium bodied, fairly smooth somehow, although the hop bite might make it appear to be less smooth than it is. Moderate carbonation.

O - Solid beer, but was actually kind of hard for me to get down due to how bitter it was. Drinks much easier than 10%, alcohol very well hidden. Worth seeking out if you're a hop head.

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Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA) from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 125 ratings
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